Pensioner dies in farming accident


An Elderly man has died following a farming accident close to Ashford.

The man aged in his eighties died after his tractor struck a ditch and overturned around 11.30am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Loughlinstown hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The Ashford/ Moneystown Rd is closed at Ballycullen Hill until further notice following a fatal collision. Motorists will need to use an alternative route.

Gardaí in Ashford are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station 0404-60140 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111


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